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  Zehneria maysorensis var. umbellata
 
  Family: CUCURBITACEAE
  Citation:  Zehneria maysorensis (Wight & Arn.) Arn. var. umbellata (Chakrav.) Kumari in N.C. Nair & Henry, Fl. Tamil Nadu I, 1: 175. 1983; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 158. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 137. 2002. Melothria mucronata var. umbellata Chakrav., Rec. Bot. Sur. India 150. 1959.
  Malayalam Name(s): Musumusukkanchedi
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Branches scabrous. Leaves to 7 x 6 cm, ovate-deltoid, truncate or shallowly cordate at base, acuminate at apex, glabrous, coarsely toothed; petiole 1.5 cm long. Male flowers 6 mm across, 2-6 in umbels, pedicellate; peduncles 1.5 cm long; pedicel 3-5 mm long; petals white, glabrous. Female flowers in axillary fascicles; pedicel to 1 cm long. Berry 8 mm across, globose; seeds obovoid, smooth, white.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-December
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Kozhikkode
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Endangered (EN)
  Altitude:
  Localities: Pachakkanam, Sabarimala, Vellimala, Karimalagopuram
   
 
   
 
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